Tag Archives: New York City

Working the Night Shift, New York City

NEw York City, Radio City Music Hall, Mike Crisolago, Photography

Photographed outside Radio City Music Hall, New York City, October, 2012


Sad Elmo

Elmo, NYC, New York City, Times Square, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Mike Crisolago

Poor Elmo needs a hug too.

I shot this in Times Square, New York City, from across the street while waiting for the light to change. Before the photo, Elmo was  hugging an admirer and by the time I crossed the street he was heading deeper into the heart of TImes Square with fans in tow. It was just this instant when his body language, posture, and expression made the scene possible. Alvin’s beady eyes as he gets a hug added to what appears to be Elmo’s anguish.

Focus 365 — Not a Sunset, but a Sunrise

This is the 365th post in my Focus 365 series — a supplement to Bastard Type.

For those not familiar with Focus 365, it was a little project I started on January 1st, 2011 in an effort to share a photo for each day of the year. The idea was to try and put some good vibes back out into the world through art and creativity. Sometimes I missed a day or two and caught up the next day. Sometimes, like in recent months after my hiring on at Zoomer magazine combined with freelance work I’ve been doing, I missed weeks at a time and had to update with multiple photos per day to catch up. I was completely fine with that and it was worth it.

The was certainly a good year to take on the Focus 365 challenge. Over the year I posted photos from Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Florence, Rome, Siena and New York City. In that year this blog’s audience grew by the thousands, and I can’t thank everyone enough.

For the record, the top five Focus 365 blog posts were, in order:

Peeling Restaurant (November 21)
The Beautiful Discovery of Henri Cartier-Bresson (February 20)
Bacchus to the Future (May 14)
The Accidental Genius of Eugène Atget (May 12)
Heating it Up with Erin English (July 20)

As the title of this post says, the image above is not a sunset, but a sunrise. I look forward to continuing this blog into 2012, meeting even more wonderful readers and bloggers who I’ve chatted with and even come to know on Facebook and Twitter, and interacting with people around the world through art and writing on this blog.

Thank you all for validating my belief that art grows communities and brings constructive energy with it. This small corner of the internet has seen that happen over the last year, and I look forward to continuing with writing and posting photos on here while watching it grow even more in 2012.

Prayers for blessings and good will in this new year.


January, 2012

Pulling a Sled in Central Park

Photographed in Central Park in December 2010 after the sixth largest blizzard in the history of New York. We arrived the evening before and the city was white with blowing snow and cars were buried under the white stuff — the photos I took of the snow are posted here. This shot was taken between 8:30 and 9:00 the next morning at the south end of the park. As dad pulled junior in the sled, mom trudged along behind them, rounding a mountain of snow in the background.

#142: Tickling the Clouds

Okay, so here in Toronto photos of the CN Tower are as overdone and cliché as the Empire State Building in New york or the Eiffel Tower in Paris. I usually avo, new yid taking shots of this tall, gray pointer, but the other day I changed my mind.

It wasn’t the tower that captivated me, but rather the clouds. Over the last few weeks in Toronto we’ve experienced quite a bit of rain and the day I shot this photo was no different. I happened to capture the image in between raindrops when the clouds were holding steadfast in the sky. I love shooting clouds, especially when they’re animated and full, so I hope you’ll forgive yet another shot of the CN Tower and enjoy the clouds as much as I do.

This post appears as part of the FOCUS 365 photo blog component of Bastard Type